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The following swords and daggers by Marto of Spain are owned by the "Medieval Web Trio." Our collection is growing! NOTE: The names of the swords are links to photos.
Excalibur sword - 752 Silver & Gold
King Arthur's history and legend is intimately linked to the magic and mysterious sword, "Excalibur." As Merlin the wizard proclaimed, only the one able to remove the sword from the stone would be king. Arthur knelt in front of the stone and took the sword, went with it to the cathedral and offered it at the altar. Arthur was anointed with the Sacred Oil and in the presence of all the common people he solemnly swore to be a loyal king and to defend Truth and Justice all the days of his life. Legend and history were mixed through time and King Arthur's legend. The Knights of the Round Table and the magic sword "Excalibur" are intimately united to this day.
Lionheart sword - 753 Silver & Gold
The traditional image of Richard the Lionheart, the second Platagenet king of England, has come to us through the centuries as a glorious crusader and knight. Captured by the Austrian emperor, he was later rescued by the young troubadour Blondel who discovered Richard when singing a famous ballad. Richard was called Lionheart at the beginning of the Third Crusade when Philip of France was compared with a lion. He convinced his officers in Winchester, around the "Round Table," of having belonged to King Arthur's legend and having the magic sword "Excalibur." Richard was a generous knight and a wise politician, but above all a great soldier. His own personal ability was a source of great inspiration for his men in battle.
Robin Hood sword - 754 Silver & Gold
Legend located him in times of Richard the Lionheart's kingdom. This popular outlaw hero lived in Sherwood forest with his band of followers. He was famous as a benefactor of the poor and oppressed against the powerful. Talkative and happy, he was loyal to his lord Richard but not to the usurper John Landless nor the Sheriff of Yorkshire. Robin of Locksley through time became a popular romantic hero in poems, novels, operas and films.
Musketeer 575 Musketeer & 577 Spanish Rapier
In 1622 Louis XIII established the special corp of "The Musketeers," with the first Count of Trevillé in charge of them. This corp was formed by 100 Musketeers, one cornet, one sergeant, one lieutenant and one captain. Among them, Athos, Porthos and Aramis, known as "The Three Musketeers," stood out due to their exploits. Together with the brave D'Artagnan, they were the unlimited protectors of Queen Anne against the conspiracies of the "villains," Richelieu and Milady. They showed no hesitancy in using this sword, symbol of "The Three Musketeers," in defense of the monarchy.
Nebuchadnezzar sword - 526
Nebuchadnezzar II, the most important of the Chaldean, or Neo-Babylonian, kings, reigned from 605 to 562 BC. Although he is called Nebuchadnezzar in the Old Testament, his Babylonian name was Nabu-kudur-usur. Modern historians often refer to him as Nebuchadrezzar. There are few Old World names more famous than his. He was a great military leader and brilliant tactician and strategist. However, he is most remembered for building the great city of Babylon and destroying Jerusalem. The great monarch learned the art of war at an early age, going with his father to the campaigns against the Assyrians. From the veteran soldiers of Babylonia and Greek mercenaries he learned the tactics of the battlefield and siege methods.
Nebuchadnezzar dagger - 700
The dagger companion piece to the #526 Nebuchadnezzar sword.
We also have a couple of Oriental swords!
Wakizashi - 351
Black saya, Silver tsuba.
Katana - 471
Red saya w/gold trim.
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